Smart Manufacturing in Timber Production

Anup Kumar, Emmett Kerr, Wesley McKnight

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Traditional manufacturing units face a lot of challenges in coping with growing demand. With the more demand, maintaining the quality of the product is another challenge. Industry 4.0 can be utilized to meet the growing demand without sacrificing the quality of the product. The aim of this research is to analyse the improvement in production capabilities when implementing smart manufacturing. Woodford Timber Products has streamlined its production processes and increased its operational efficiency by embracing innovative technology and techniques. The digitisation of manufacturing processes through sophisticated software is capable of designing, rendering, analysing, and converting to machine language for multi axis CNC machines. The organisation derives significant insights from enormous volumes of data using product data management optimising manufacturing schedules, minimising waste, and improving product quality.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalEngineering Proceedings
Issue number1
Early online date27 Feb 2024
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2024

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  • smart manufacturing
  • industry 4.0
  • sustainability
  • automation


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